Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Maritime, part of AD Ports Group, has launched the AD Maritime Safety Campaign in Al Dhafra Region, in cooperation with the Integrated Transport Centre – Department of Municipalities and Transport in Abu Dhabi (DMT).
The campaign specifically targets school children on Delma Island. It was organised in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Police General Command, Delma Police Station, the Civil Defence Authority, the National Guard Command, Al Dhafra City Municipality, the Integrated Transport Centre, the Emirates Foundation for School Education, and the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Al Dhafra Hospitals).
Captain Saif Al Mheiri, Managing Director of Abu Dhabi Maritime, stated that, “We are grateful for the support offered by Al Dhafra Region local authorities and their commitment to raising awareness about health and safety procedures. This initiative is aligned with Abu Dhabi Maritime’s social responsibility to educate and spread awareness among the local community about the necessity of adhering to maritime safety guidelines and instructions. We look forward to launching more campaigns that enhance the safety of our local communities.”
The campaign engaged approximately 132 students from Delma Island’s schools, ranging from sixth to eighth grades.
The majority of the activities occurred on board the “Al Dhafra Ferry”, where the Civil Defence Authority and Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Al Dhafra Hospitals) provided an interactive session on maritime safety procedures and using various rescue equipment. The students had the opportunity to explore the ferry’s wheelhouse and learn about its navigational tools.
This initiative is part of a series of safety campaigns launched by Abu Dhabi Maritime throughout the year, focussing on various topics, including heat prevention, safety on the water, and jet ski user safety.